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Sep 30, 2012 4:00pm EDT
laws ahead of the november election. an affirmative action case involving the united states of texas t justices took some time this morning to register red mass. it is the mass that has been celebrated before the beginning of a new session since 1953. >>> police in winter springs, florida are investigating a deadly shooting this morning outside a veteran's of foreign wars lodge. a group of bikers was getting ready for a charity motorcycle ride when a group of armed suspects showed up and hoped fire. two people were killed, one injured. >>> it was the biggest domestic accomplishment of barack obama's first term, health care, but how will that issue play, and now voters already starting choosing between president obama and mitt romney. their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. ameriprise. the strength of a leader in retirement planning. the heart of 10,000 advisors working with you one-to-one. together for your future. ♪ is the only yogurt brand endorsed by weight watchers and your taste buds have
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00am EDT
made a decision to actually reverse a decision he made before on that state's voter i.d. law. it was one of the strictest laws in the country and everyone wanted to know if it was going to go into effect before this election. republican supporters say this kind of law would stop voter fraud. democrats said not really that it would really just keep a lot of voters from being able to vote. real, legitimate citizens who maybe just don't happen to have an i.d., driver's license, or passport. joining me now is cnn crime and justice correspondent joe johns. so, joe, let's break this down. since this is breaking news and you know how it can go with legal decisions, they can be looked at a whole lot of different ways. this particular case, this judge had to look at not the constitutionality of voter i.d.s, he had to look at specifically whether the people of pennsylvania all had equal access to get i.d.s and get to the polls in time. and he's reversed himself from his earlier decision. where does this leave us? >> well, big picture. okay, ashleigh, it's a victory for opponents of the
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Sep 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
no english. now arizona county sheriff has spent much of his military and law enforcement career battling human smugglers. last year engaged in 350 high-speed pursuits involving drug and human smugglers. they look at a these people, th these humans as product. they don't care about their safety. they leave them for dead. they get in a wreck and walk away. >> reporter: arizona law is cracking down on illegal immigration. >> the impact has been so tremendous, not only billions of dollars and impact to our budget, but the crimes that are associated. many crimes committed against the illegals themselves. >> reporter: the sheriff and the student one trying to enforce the law and the other trying to stay a step of it. angelica hernandez this week begins work on her master's degree at stanford. >> reporter: she graduated from arizona state, despite losing a scholarship twice because of arizona laws restricting documents for illegal immigrants. >> it's something that gives you so many different quantities and strengthens you because you learn to overcome so many things. >> reporter: now, she is f
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Sep 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
, expired or possibly contaminated. less than 3% of online pharmacies actually meet state and federal laws. >>> speaking of medications, all of us have a few in our cabinet, unwanted, unused, probably old prescription pills. today is the day to get rid of them. you can drop them off, no questions asked, as part of the d.a. national prescription drug takeback day. check justice.gov/dea. last april. 276 tons of medication were collected. >> remarkable. the supreme court is back in session beginning monday and a whole landmark of new cases they will be hearing. >> but as joe johns reports, a lot of people are focusing on the big one that closed out the last session. >> at the beginning of the next session, the supreme court will be closely watched for signs of strain between the justices or anything else that suggests things may have changed since the health care ruling arguably was the biggest opinion by the court's order since bush versus gore more than a decade ago. right after the supreme court's health care decision in june, chief justice john roberts joke fod a colleague he would find a
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Sep 29, 2012 4:30pm EDT
. since president obama's health care law was enacted, 3.1 million people under the age of 26 are now covered by their parents' plans, andñr preventiv care also is available. many benefitted from prescription drugs. >> seniors who fall in the coverage gap known as the donut help will start to get help. they receive $250, paying for prescriptions, helping with the donut hole. >> 5 million seniors have saved money on the prescription drugs since the law was started. he also plans to slow spending on medicare. >> i have strengthened medicare, we have added years to the life of medicare. we did it by getting rid of taxpayer subsidies and insurance companies that were not making people healthier. >> by 2014, the law requires everybody to have health insurance, whether they purchase it themselves or through their employers. and insurers can't deny you if you have a pre-existing condition or increase your rate. the law has become a cornerstone of the obama campaign. >> i refuse to eliminate health insurance for millions of americans who are poor, and elderly, or disabled. also those with th
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Sep 29, 2012 9:00pm EDT
? >> translator: yes. it depends on the laws of any nation. all nations' laws are not equal. they differ. in most countries in one way or another this is allowed under the laws. but fundamentally, i do agree, certainly people must be allowed to express their own opinions freely. freedom is part of the essential rights of all nations. no one has the right to take that away. >> if that is the case, why has the daughter of the former president of iran been imprisoned for protesting against your regime? >> in iran there's only one regime so perhaps they're protesting against that. and if iran the judicial branch is not under the power of the government, of the administration. they have their own laws, and that's what they follow. and we have no interference in that. and the government has paved the way for the highest form of freedom for all people, and you see that comfortably people criticize, people sometimes trespass the borderlines of proper protest, and they insult one another. as a president, i'm in the middle of the people of iran without drawing any borders, without drawing any red lines, an
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Sep 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
's positions and their plans when it comes to your health. >> since president obama's health care law was enact aed, 3.1 million people under the age of 26 are now covered by their parents' plans and preventive care is covered 100% by insurance companies. seniors, in particular, have benefitted on prescription drugs. >> seniors who fall in the coverage gap known as the doughnut hole will start getting some help. they will receive $250 to help pay for prescriptions and that will, over time, fill in the doughnut hole. >> reporter: 5.5 million seniors have saved a total of nearly $4.5 billion on prescription day since the law was enact aed. that's according to the health and human services department. >> i have strengthened medicare and added years to the life of medicare and we did it by getting rid of taxpayer subsi y subsiddisubsidd subsidies. >> reporter: by 2014 everyone is required to have health insurance. insurers can't deny you if you have a pre-existing condition or reduce your rates. the law planned to expand medicaid to the states with the aim of covering 17 million more people. but t
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 10:00pm EDT
is not trying to move the law radically quickly. justice scalia or thomas want to get to the end answer as quickly as possible and conform the law into what they understand it to be. >> but some don't believe much will change anytime soon. >> this is not a crusading conservative court. until we have a shift it's impossible to call it a court that liens more to the left or the right. >> for opinions that could be close, attention will be paid to anthony kennedy who is frequently the swing vote in some of the toughest cases. >> joe johns there for us in washington. >>> a tennessee house fire leaves two grand parents dead and there are no signs of two kids staying at the home. it has been a week and investigators are getting desperate. ♪ why not take a day to explore your own backyard? with two times the points on travel, you may find yourself asking why not, a lot. chase sapphire preferred. there's more to enjoy. >>> distraught parents and frustrated police officers, found nothing today where small children were last seen in tennessee. police believed for days that a young brother and s
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Oct 1, 2012 1:00am EDT
a more conservative court but will do it gradually. >> he is not trying to move the law radically quickly. justice scalia or thomas want to get to the end answer as quickly as possible and conform the law into what they understand it to be. >> but some don't believe much will change anytime soon. >> this is not a crusading conservative court. until we have a shift it's impossible to call it a court that liens more to the left or the right. >> for opinions that could be close, attention will be paid to anthony kennedy who is frequently the swing vote in some of the toughest cases. >> joe johns there for us in washington. >>> a tennessee house fire leaves two grand parents dead and there are no signs of two kids staying at the home. it has been a week and investigators are getting desperate. small business eas 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! helium delivery. put it on my spark card! [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve the most rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
on flying and tomorrow we will up it yet again. there are laws so, explain this.? how can something get bigger.. and smaller? there's more of it.. and less of it? well, i guess the laws of physics are more like.. general guidelines. >>> it is half past the hour now. let's take a look at the headlines. police in middle, tennessee, have a real mystery on their hands. they're urgently searching for two kids, a 9-year-old girl and her 7-year-old half brother. those children were thought to have died in a house fire that killed their grandparents. investigators have found no sign of them. here is the urgent part, that house fire happened last week and the kids are simply missing. >>> rescue crews help stranded drivers in texas after flooding covered parts of the state. get this. the past three days brought more rain than texas got all of last year when it suffered stlu one of its worst droughts in history. today storms moved east into parts of louisiana and mississippi and are expected to continue on that path for the next 48 hours. >>> actress lindsay lohan back in the news. the troubled st
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
conservative court but that he'll do it gradually. >> he's not trying to move the law radically quickly. i think, justice scalia, or justice thomas really want to get to the end answer as quickly as possible, and make the law conform to what they really understand. whereas the chief justice is more incrementallist. >> reporter: but conservative court watcher carrie severino doesn't believe much will change any time soon. >> certainly this is not a crusading conservative court, until we have a shift, i think in the membership of the court it's impossible to call it a court that leans more to the left or to the right. >> reporter: for the opinions that could be close 5-4 decisions, attention will also be paid to justice anthony kennedy, who's frequently the swing vote in some of the toughest cases. >> joe johns there for us in washington. >>> a tennessee house fire leaves two grandparents dead, and there's no sign of two kids who were staying at the home. it's been a week and investigators are getting desperate. improve the health of your skin with aveeno daily moisturizing lotion. the natur
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
back to look at to see if congress was deliberately misled, which would be a violation of the law. >> joined by our pentagon correspondent, barbara starr. you've been digging into this for new information. you say as early as april, the united states sent special forces into benghazi for a specific reason. >> they did, indeed, carol. what we've learned is that a very small team of special forces commandos were sent to that benghazi compound. this was back in april. if you think back a u.n. -- united nations convoy in the region had been attacked. growing security concerns at that time back in april, about what was going on in that region in eastern libya. so, the u.s. sent a team of about four special forces, commandos to the benghazi compound. they did a security assessment. what could be done to improve security at the facility. and they recommended apparently, we are told, a couple of things that seem fairly minor in retrospect. sand bagging some positions so libyan forces who were there, contractors, essentially, could help fight back if the place came under attack and also we
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 2:00pm EDT
see. here with it is cnn's kyon law. >>> dinner time means family time at the skillman household, from who is chopping to who's stirring. to who's sitting around the table and who soon won't. how hard is this for your family? >> not real sure. i don't think it's hit them yet. i really don't. >> reporter: a grandfather to three girls, his other title is master sergeant dan skillman, u.s. army reserves. he deploys to afghanistan in weeks, with his wife, master sergeant lola skillman and their oldest son, james, a sergeant. husband, wife, and son will be gone nine months as reserve support at kandahar. despite the 29 years that lola served, this will be her first time deployed to a war zone. are you scared at all? >> yes. some people say no, they're not scared, they're ready to go do this. but i think in the back of everybody's mind it is a little bit terrifying. >> reporter: at the skillman home where the unpaved road meets a montana big sky, they know about sacrifice for country. lola's father was awarded the purple heart during world war ii. dan's father joined the national guard. dan
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
judge that wants to get re-elected and has no bearing in law. the judge is flat out wrong. the united states supreme court has spoken on this back in the year 2000, santa fe v. john doe. you cannot give the impression that a public school is sponsoring prayer or religion. you just can't do it. that's how it is. it's open and shut, black and white. the school is going to shut down and they're not going to be allowed to do that. you want to bring posters in the stands, you can do that. but the students can't lead the charge and that's what's going to be stopped here. >> avery, why do you see this as laughable and what is this hearing all about then? >> well, what's laughable is that you got it exactly right. the amazing thing about this -- >> you're in agreement. >> no, sometimes, richard, you get it right. and he is right. the fact is the law is absolutely clear on this. look, it's a local state judge. you have to know east texas. this is not austin, this is the beaumont area and i understand. there is no constitutional way a judge can stop the school district from barring these signs.
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, no one could stop me, that is except the law. when police arrested him five months ago in jalalabad, during the planning of the attack. he's now awaiting trial. proudly a member of the taliban, he says no one encouraged him to do this. look at our situation, the foreigners kill our people, they insult our religion, burning the holy koran and making cartoons about the profit mohammad. if we don't defend -- the methods of the the insurgents are constantly changing. the enemy don't use their old tactics, now they use women, sometimes children and teenagers, they even get dressed up in military uniforms, they don't fight face to face, they're cowards. >> the taliban denies that they use children as suicide bombers. just a few days ago, a 10-year-old boy managed to escape from insurgents whomp going to make him wear a suicide vest so he could blow himself up in front of coalition troops. this man has a 4-year-old son which he says he loves and miss very much. when i asked him how he would feel if he was used as a suicide bomber. he said if he wants to be a suicide bomber, no one can stop
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
solid government institutions and a judicial branch that treats all venezuelans equally under the law. he was elected to run against chavez after the venezuelan opposition forged an alliance in january. the 40-year-old candidate says he has visited more than 300 venezuelan towns during his campaign. he stepped on to the national scene during a 2002 riot at the cuban embassy in caracas. the chavez government accused him of insighting the riot and sentenced him to jail for four mis. the courts ended up acquitting him. >> you got this young 40-year-old, you know, he's healthy and strong, fit guy and hugo chavez who has been in power for a while. how do they weigh these two? is it a generational thing? how do they split this? >> it's a generational thing. chavez has been suffering from cancer. also just to give you and idea how uneven the playing field is in venezuela, just for the sake of a hypothetical scenario, imagine president obama has a national tv network paid for with public funds that he can use whenever he pleases to campaign. that's exactly what chavez has in venezuela. he has
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 11:00am EDT
it comes to your health. >> since president obama's health care law was enacted 3.1 million people under the age of 26 will covered by their parents' plans and preventive care is covered 100% by insurance companies. seniors in particular have benefitted on prescription drugs. >> seniors who fall in the coverage gap known assist the doughnut hole will start getting help. they will receive $250 to help pay for prescriptions and that will over time fill in the doughnut hole. >> 5.5 million seniors saved a total of nearly $4.5 billion on prescription drugs since the law was enacted. that's according to the health and human services department. >> i have strengthened medicare. we have added years to the life of medicare. we did it by getting rid of taxpayers subsidies to insurance companies that weren't making people healthier. >> by 2014 the law requires everyone to have health insurance, whether they purchase it themselves or through their employers. insurers cannot deny you if you have a preexisting condition or increase your rates. in hopes of covering more people the law plans to expand
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 2:00pm EDT
in the nation that has done this for kids and for teenagers. governor jerry brown signed this ban in into law over this past weekend and tweeted about it. let me read one of his tweets. this bill bans nonscientific, quote, therapies that have driven young people to depression and suicide. joining me is david pickup, a reparative therapist and spokesman for the national association of research and therapy of homosexuality, he is getting miked up. also with me right now is cnn's senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. so, elizabeth, as we await david, just begin with what we know about this so-called reparative therapy. >> the american psychological association had a task force that took a long look at this. and here's what they came up with. they said there is no good studies showing it works or doesn't work. so no good studies showing this works. they say some people have been harmed by it, depression, other problems. and this is a quote, there is insufficient evidence to support the use of psychological interventions to change sexual orientation. >> okay. >> plainly spoken. >> hold tha
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 4:00am EDT
reason and from a top law enforcement official. four americans as you know were murdered in the assault, one american ambassador, christopher stevens, that was 2 1/2 weeks ago, 2 1/2 weeks, that saw the administration describe this first as a spontaneous outburst, even though reporting shows that officials knew within 24 hours it was not. today the director of national intelligence, james clapper, explained early evidence supported that theory, so that's why they told the white house and congress. clapper says throughout the investigation, his agency made it clear that the assessment was preliminary and could change. neither his statement nor our source have a time frame. law enforcement officials knew within 24 hours this was a terror attack. reporting reveals that even though the administration says the investigation is going smoothly, the fbi has hit a bump in the road. a senior law enforcement official, telling fran townsend, the fbi wanted the u.s. military to provide perimeter support in benghazi, protection in other words, but that request was not granted. fran is a former white
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Sep 29, 2012 7:00pm EDT
attack," he tells me. "no one can stop you. no one could stop me." that is, except the law. when police arrested him five months ago in jalalabad during the planning of the attack. he's now awaiting trial. proudly a member of the taliban, he says no one encouraged him to do this. "look at our situation. the foreigners kill our people. insult our religion. burning the holy koran and making cartoons of our prophet mohammed. if we don't defend islam, then we are not muslim." suicide bombings and other attacks are now daily currencies in the war in afghanistan. and the methods of the insurgents are constantly changing, according to the prison boss, general muhammad khan. "the enemy don't use their own tactics. now they use women. sometimes children and teenagers. they even get dressed up in military uniforms. they don't fight face to face. they're coward." the taliban denies recruiting children as suicide bombers. the facts tell a very different story. authorities say just a few days ago a 10-year-old orphan boy managed to escape from insurgents who were going to make him wear a suicide ves
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Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm EDT
're the first to tell you why. tonight, we have the likely reason and we have it from a top law enforcement official. four americans as you know were murdered in the assault, one american ambassador, christopher stevens. that was two and a half weeks ago. two and a half weeks that have seen the administration first describe this as a spontaneous outburst even though our reporting revealed that officials knew within 24 hours that it was not. only much later did they back away from that assessment. today, the director of national intelligence, james clapper, put out a statement explaining that early evidence supported that theory so that's why they told the white house and congress. clapper says that throughout the investigation, his agency made it clear that the assessment was preliminary and could change. neither his statement nor our sources specify a time frame for the dni's change of view. again, our sources tell us that law enforcement officials knew within 24 hours that this was a terror attack. our reporting also reveals that even though the administration says the investigation is go
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Sep 29, 2012 10:00pm EDT
's that encouraging. there's something in the law called party to a crime. basically it means in for a penny, in for a pound. so even if -- we saw a defense attorney saying on there, but my client didn't throw any punches. but if your client stood there and encouraged and aided and abetted and cheered them on, they are just as responsible, under the law. and they can also be charge with the crime of aggravated assault and get up to 20 years if that's what the judge thinks is appropriate. >> how about a defense attorney saying, okay, my client is one of these girls, she's 16 years old, no priors, still she's facing that much time, it's that severe? >> it is because aggravated assault has a range, like every crime. it's not what we call a mandatory minimum. it's a one to 20 range. looking at as low as one year of probation or 20 years of prison. it's all within the discretion of the judge. and it will depend on those different factors. can a defense attorney say, but my client has no priors, never been in trouble before and she is the one who didn't throw the punch. so even though she kind of
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
? [ female announcer ] wells fargo. together we'll go far. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. sometime today president obama and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu plan to speak by phone. may not be pleasant because the two leaders cannot seem to get on the same page when it comes to the threat of a nuclear iran. >> netanyahu has been calling on the president to get tough with the iranians to draw a red line. now, that hasn't happened so the israeli prime minister pulled out a couple of props at the united nations general assembly yesterday and drew his own red line. >> where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right he here. before, before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment. necessary to make a bo
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
a good supreme court justice. after all he's picked a couple and taught constitutional law. he said over and over again for him this is all about what's in a judge's heart. when he nominated sonia sotomayor to the supreme court, president obama laid out his criteria for justices. chief among them empathy. >> it is experience that give a person common sense and touch and compassion and understanding of how the world works and how ordinary people live. and that is why it is a necessary ingredient in the kind of justice we need on the supreme court. >> reporter: it's a trait president obama probably wishes more justices shared when they decided citizens united, the case that largely removed independent corporate spending limits on federal political campaigns. he called out the high court during his 2010 state of the union address. >> with all due deference to separation of powers, last week the supreme court reversed a century of law that i believe will open the flood gates for special interests. >> reporter: four months later the president made sure to highlight similar themes when he nomi
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm EDT
argued before the court thinks he'll do it gradually. >> he's not trying to move the law radically quickly. i think justice scalia or justice thomas really want to get to the end answer as quickly as possible and make the law conform to what they really understand. whereas the chief justice is more incrementalist. >> reporter: but conservative court watcher doesn't believe anything will change any time soon. >> certainly this is not a crusading conservative court. until we have a shift i think in the membership of the court, it's impossible to call it a court that leans more to the left or to the right. >> and, wolf, for those opinions that could be close five-to-four decisions close attention will also be paid to justice kennedy who is frequently the swing vote in some of the toughest cases. >> going to be some very important cases coming up. joe, thanks very, very much. let's dig a bit deeper right now with our senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin. his new book entitled "the oath" debuts this week at number five on the "new york times" best seller list. congratulations, jeff. good
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Sep 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
could stop me. that is, the law. when police stopped him. he's now awaiting trial. proudly a member of the fwanl, he says no one encouraged him to do this. >>> look at our situation, if we don't defend islam, then we are not muslim. suicide bombings and o'attacks are now daily occurrences in the war of afghanistan and the methods of insurgents are constantly changing. according to the prison boss. >>> the enemy don't use their own tactics. now they use women, sometimes children and teenagers. they even get dressed up in uniforms. they don't fight face to face. they're cowards. >> reporter: the facts tell a very different story. authorities say just a few days ago a 10-year-old orphan boy managed to escape. they were going to make him wear a suicide vest so he could blow himself up in front of troops. he say he has a 4-year-old son who he loves and misses very much. when i asked him how he'd feel if his child was used as a suicide bomber. he said if he wants go a suicide bomber when he gets older, no one can stop him. if he follows islam and does it for islam, that's a good thing. at
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Sep 30, 2012 2:30pm EDT
and make the law conform to what they really understand, whereas the chief justice is more incrementalist. >> kerry sarino doesn't believe anything will change any time soon. >> this isn't a conservative court until we have a shift in members of the court. it's impossible to call it a court that lieeans more to the left or to the right. >> attention will also be paid to judge anthony kenny, who is on the swing vote in many cases. >>> two americans, one soldier and a civilian, are dead after a fire broke out in afghanistan. it happened at a temporary checkpoint being monitored in western kabul. three afghanistan soldiers also died in the crash that might have been promoted by insurgent fire. >>> militants wearing uniforms, deaths have been on the rise now. u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen says these killings are tragic. >> you're in a tough spot right now. can you explain why the sudden increase in these attacks. >> i'm mad as hell at them, to be honest with you. we're going to get after this. it reverberates everywhere, across the united states. we're willing to sacrifice
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
for opponents of pennsylvania's new voter identification law. a judge has temporarily blocked a key component of this law. voters will not have to show a state-approved photo i.d. in order to cast a ballot in next month's presidential election. supporters of the law say it's sdintd to prevent fraud at the polls. >>> at $165 million, it's a steal. the obama administration has decided to buy an empty illinois state prison, once considered for relocating guantanamo bay prisoners. it will house high-security federal inmates and alleviate overcrowding in other prisons. officials say it will not be used for guantanamo detainees, which is prohibited by law. >>> american teenagers are getting the message, drinking and driving don't mix. a new study shows cases of drunk driving among teenagers fell 54%. good news. >> i wonder what those numbers are for texting? i bet that's on the rise. >>> turns out hitching a ride on amman atee is illegal in the sunshine state. a florida woman says she had no idea doing this was against the law. it is. you can't do it. she could face a $500 fine and up to 60 days be
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
by law enforcement. it's quite a story. >>> it's actually going be a little quiet for the next few days on the campaign trail. that's because they have something else to work on. here's senior political editor paul steinhauser. >> reporter: hey, good morning, gary. it's pretty obvious. one event will definitely dominate the white house. >> i'm looking forward to the debates r the first comes on wednesday night when they face off in denver. both candidates have a lot on the line, especially the gop challenger who a few days ago gave some insight into his debate preps. >> it's great to have senator rob portman. you know, he debates me now from time to time. he's playing barack obama in these mock debates we have. i don't like him very much anymore, all right? he keeps on beating me up and i keep going away shaking my head. >> reporter: he flies to colorado on monday night, hun r hunkering down while making final preparations. then he goes to nevada and then goes behind closed doors before debate day. meanwhile both presidential campaigns play the expectations games, trying to lower the b
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Oct 5, 2012 2:00pm EDT
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Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the death penalty. not a violation of the double jeopardy clause. >> thank you. >> so that's what the law is in this area, but we have to see the court's decision. >> thank you, paul. i appreciate you doing that so last minute. we're flat out of time. show is over. thank you to you and newsroom international starts now with suzanne malveaux. >> okay. >>> welcome to "newsroom international." i'm suzanne malrow. we're teaing you around the world in 60 minutes. the grabbed the world's attention if he u.n. general assembly. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu standing with a simple drawing of a bomb by his side, a pen in his hand showing world leaders literally where red line should be drawn on iran. today netanyahu will have the attention of both presidential candidates. president obama will be making a phone call to the israeli leader today. so is the man who wants to take his job, mitt romney. no doubt both of the conversations netanyahu will be pressing his case on iran. specifically what the u.s. is & other allied countries need to do to stop iran from getting a nuclear bomb. so he
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Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
're no jack kennedy. >> since roe v. wade has been the law for 20 years, we should sustain and support it, and i sustaiand support that law and the right of a woman to make that choice, and my personal beliefs like the personal beliefs of other people should not be brought into a political campaign. >> on the question of the choice issue, i have supported the roe v. wade. i am pro-choice. >> wow. you know, you take a look at these clips. it brings you back a little bit, but it really does make the point there that, you know, these things can hit like torpedos if they're delivered right, and. >> great trip down memory lane. in the romney debate senator ted kennedy back in 1994. yeah, you're right. we've seen some reporting on this that, you know, mitt romney is doing a lot of preparation on this for this debate. maybe focussing on zingers and one-liners, and also the campaign says what mitt romney really wants to do on wednesday night where the two candidates showed down and show that choice between what mitt romney would do in the white house over the next four years or what president oba
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
in her purse. >>> so finding a cure for miners will soon be against the law in california. the state is the first in the nation to ban so-called gay conversion therapies targeting children and teenagers. this law takes effect in january. >> thank you for the update. our team, richard socarides sitting right next to me so i can stop him when i need to. he's worked with the new yorker dotcom, he writes for them, former senior adviser to president clinton. ron brownstein at the other side of the table, editorial director of national journal and kellyanne conway is the president of the polling company women trend. nice to have you with us. our get real this morning. this one is so disturbing to me. 7-year-old girl gets food stuck in her hair. you have a 7-year-old so you know this age well. the assistant teacher decides to remove the food from her hair. how does she do it? by cutting the girl's hair off. apparently removed, well the mother believes, the mother's name is jessica sturwalt in north carolina. she says it was seven or eight inches of hair that they cut off this little girl. t
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
health care law last june. so how might mitt romney change the high court if he becomes president of the united states? he's already giving all of us some major clues. let's bring in cnn's crime and justice correspondent joe johns who's taking a closer look. what are you seeing? >> the supreme court doesn't get talked about that much on the campaign trail. but choosing a justice is one of the most important things a president does. it's how on administration puts its mark on some of the nation east toughest, most divisive issues. and we have a look at how mitt romney might handle it if he's president. whenever mitt romney fielded questions during the primaries about his picks for the supreme court, he was armed with a stock republican answer. >> what i would look to do would be to appoint people to the supreme court that will follow strictly the constitution as opposed to to legislating from the bench. >> reporter: but he wouldn't choose a favorite. >> would you pick one, please? >> yes, roberts, thomas, alito and scalia. >> reporter: all that changed in june when roberts cast the
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
blocked a key component of that state's new voter i.d. law. voter does not have to show a state-approvedived in order to vote. supporters say it will prevent fraud at the polls but opponents say it is a chance to suppress the democratic minority vote. >>> and mike mcqueary claims in a lawsuit that he was the only assistant football coach not invited to interview for employment under bill o'brien in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal. mcqueary said he witnessed an apparent sexual encounter between sandusky and the boy. >>> a florida woman could face a $500 fine and up to 60 days in jail for hitching a ride on top of a manitee. she turned herself into sheriffs near tampa after this photograph was released to the public. manitees are protected from alleged abuse by florida law. so this picture could get her in serious trouble. >>> the fog settled over new york city right now this morning. this is a live picture of columbus circle. it is foggy and air force two was kept from landing twice yesterday. rob marciano is live from atlanta this morning. >> new york is not the only spo
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Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
sanjay gupta zeros in what's at stake. >> reporter: since president obama's health care law was enacted 3.1 million people under the age of 26 are now carried by their parents' plans and preventive care is carried 100% by insurance companies. seniors in particular have benefitted on prescription drugs. >> seniors who fall in the coverage gap known as the donut hole will start getting some help. they'll receive 250 dollars to help pay for prescriptions and that will, over time, fill in the donut hole. >> reporter: 5.5 million seniors have saved a total of nearly $4.5 billion on prescription drugs since the law was enacted, according to the health and human services department. he also plans to slow spending on medicare. >> i have strengthened medicare. we have added years to the life of medicare. we did it by getting rid of taxpayer subsidies to insurance companies that weren't making people healthier. >> reporter: by 2014, the law requires everyone to he health insurance whether they purchase it themselves or through their employeers. insurance can't deny you if you have a pre-existing co
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
tolerance policy for breaking the law. accordingly, once we learned of the irregularities in palm beach county, we were able to trace questionable cards to one individual and immediately terminated our working relationship with the individual in question. they fired the worker in florida. meanwhile, the rmc and the state republican party fired strategic in florida, virginia, north carolina, and colorado. why colorado? take a look at this. >> yeah, hi. >> would you vote for romney or obama? >> wait. i thought you were registering voters a minute ago. >> i am. >> who are you registering? all voters? >> well, i'm actually trying to register people for a particular party because we're out here in support of rom my, actually. >> and who is paying you for this? >> oh, the -- let me see. we're working for the county clerk's office. >> okay. you cannot come out here and register one party, lady. are you working for the county clerk's office? i got it all on tape. are you working for the county clerk's office? >> i believe so, yes. >> and you are only registering republicans? >> nope. >> you sai
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Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
at the middle school and written on that tarot card, say law enforcement sources was dear policemen, i am god. >> we begin with what might be a new development in the string of sniper shootings in the washington, d.c. area. we underscore it might. the story is unfolding as we speak. the pictures now coming in from manassas, virginia, there was a shooting here a short time ago. one witness reported hearing a single shot as a man was pumping gas. >> october 9th, there was a man named dean harold myers who was shot and killed and someone reported seeing a white mini van leaving the scene, and that became sort of a red herring. police put that description out. a lot of reports poured in and of course, a white mini van is something, it's pretty common on the highways. >> we're getting word that around 9:30 a.m. eastern in fredericksburg, virginia, there was another shooting incident, this one at an exxon gas station. >> we knew there was a fascination also with the media by that time, so stepping up in front of the tv camera, and i don't think i'm the only person who felt this way, i really wonder
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